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  • Description
  • Pricing
  • Readers
  • Keypad / LCD
  • Host Software

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    MCAS Card Access Systems
     
    for magnetic stripe & RFID (proximity) readers

    Security, automation, 
    and access control!
     


    Magstripe Card Access Wi-Fi / Proximity


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    Remote Terminal Gate Access
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    Bluetooth Access Sentry
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    The MCAS line of card-access controllers and software is available to anyone who needs a card access solution.  Kadtronix products are ideal for applications including access control, security, automation, vending machine and laundry equipment controllers, hotel room access, gated communities, industrial control, pumping stations, and more.  (These products are also available to OEMs and resellers who are looking to add low-cost card-access systems to their product line.)

    Three MCAS product variations are available:
    • MCAS-Plus+
    • MCAS-Online
    • MCAS-USB Online
    • MCAS-OEM

    MCAS-Online is intended for use in applications requiring a high number of card-users. It uses specialized contrrollers for online ("live") access. Supporting up to 100,000 card-users, MCAS-Online controllers may be daisy-chained or networked to handle multiple doors and/or gates. MCAS host software provides configuration and database maintenance options. Unlike standalone controllers, MCAS-Online requires a continuous "live" link to the host PC. The MCAS host software must also be continously running at all times. Compatible controllers include the following:
    • MC-5150  (RS-485)
    • WC-6150 (Wi-Fi)
    If wireless operation is desired, we now offer a Wi-Fi solution, the WCAS.

    MCAS-Plus is the follow-on version of MCAS-Online. It contains all the capabilities of its predecessor as well as the following additional features:
    • Accepts not only remote card-readers plus an optional local card-reader (USB, RS-232)
    • Available queuing plugin option
    MCAS-USB Online is an easy to install, low-cost plug-and-play card access solution. It is similar in design and operation to MCAS-Online, but utilizes USB card reader. It also uses optional USB relay controller for door/gate access.

    MCAS-OEM API was developed specifically for OEMs and commercial entities who would like to develop their own custom Windows software for use with MCAS online controllers. It uses a special MC-5150 controller for online ("live") access. The applications programming interface (API) includes documentation and a demonstration project (with source code) to help get your application up and running in the shortest possible time. Although the demonstration  was written using Microsoft Visual C++, 6.0. Howerver, the API can be used on any platform which supports standard Microsoft DLLs.

    MCAS-OEM supports any number of card-users, limited only by your implementation and available resources on the host PC. (MCAS-OEM controllers require a continuous live-link access to the host PC. Your custom host software must also be continously running.)

    Click here to request a free MCAS-OEM API 30-day trial

    The following comparison guide highlights the features and options associated with the three MCAS product variations.

    MCAS Product Comparison Guide

     
    MCAS-Plus
    MCAS-Online
    MCAS-USB Online
    MCAS-OEM
    Card-reader
    interface options
    Wiegand, USB,
    TTL, RS-232
     TTL, Wiegand
    USB
     TTL, Wiegand
    Host-to-controller
    comm. options
    RS-232, RS-485,
    Ethernet (TCP/IP)
    RS-485 / Wi-Fi
    USB
    RS-485
    Multi-controller
    networking
    Yes
    Yes
    n/a
    Yes
    Host-controlled
    operation
    Yes 1
    Yes 1
    Yes 1
     Yes 1
    Card-user capacity
     100,000
    100,000
    100,000
    Unlimited 2
    Card logging
    Yes 10
    Yes 10
    Yes 10
    n/a
    Photo identification /
    enrollment
    Yes 11
    Yes 11
    Yes 11
    n/a
    Operational
    Mode9
    Fail-secure
    Fail-secure
    Fail-secure
    Fail-secure
    Field-wiring
    screw terminals
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Windows
    software
    MCAS
    Plus
    MCAS
    Online
    MCAS USB
    Online
    MCAS OEM API
    with DLL plus demo
    Pricing7,8 $500 - $900 3,4,5 $400 - $600 3,4,5 $300 - $500 $600 - $900 6

       Notes:

       1 - A continously active ("live") link is required with the host PC
       2 - Depends on customer implementation and available resources on the host PC

       3 - Compatible controllers include MC-5150 and WC-6150
       4 - Pricing depends on desired option(s) and/or customizations
       5 - MCAS host software required - click here for details
       6 - Includes one MC-5150 controller & one developer license: MCAS-OEM API software for Windows
     
      7 - Card-readers, host cabling, electronic door/gate hardware, and comm. converters not included
       8 - Pricing is approximate and subject to change
       9 - Fail-secure (power-off = locked), fail-safe (power-off = unlocked)
      10 - Available in standard and premium editions
      11 - Available in premium edition only



    Keypad / LCD 
    Access Controller:
    Does your facility need a remote interface terminal with keypad & LCD for access control with PIN entry capability?  MCAS-6x00 is available with a keypad/lcd display. 

    Click here for details.






    Outdoor Controller with
     Weatherproof Enclosure:
    MCAS systems are suitable for use both indoors and outdoors. Choose magnetic stripe or proximity card-reader with optional integrated keypad.  

    MCAS controller housed in weatherproof enclosure with external proximity card-reader plus integrated keypad.


    MCAS controller housed in weatherproof enclosure with external proximity card-reader plus integrated keypad


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  • Pricing / Quotes

  • Pricing will depend largely on your specific application and hardware requirements. If you would like a price quote, please use the appropriate link below: 
    Request a Quote
    MCAS-Plus
     
    MCAS-Online
     
    MCAS-OEM


    Briefly describe your application and any specific requirements. We'll provide a detailed price quote, usually within 2 business days
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  • Technology Licensing

  • This item is available for licensing to OEMs. This technology is available for OEM licensing. Licensing allows your company to manufacture this item and gives you royalty-free sales and distribution rights. Click here for additional details.



    MCAS Design Overview


     
     

    Proximity / RFID Card-Reader

     



    MCAS Host Control Application for Windows

    MCAS Host Control Software

    MCAS Host Control Software gives you full control of your access system for one convenient location. Quickly add or remove a card-user, or enable access. One of the beauties of MCAS is its expandability. If you need to expand access coverage, simply add controller/reader units. May be used with solenoid latches, locks, and other electro-mechanical devices.  Click here for details.


    Magnetic Stripe Card-Reader


    Designed for long-life and dependable service, the swipe reader accepts a card from either end of the device. The reader and control unit are attached via several feet of cable. For best protection, install the control unit away from the reader, behind a wall or inside a secure container. 

    The following magstripe card-readers are compatible with MCAS:
     

    Manufacturer
    Reader Description / Model
    MagTek
      MagTek TTL Reader (#21050002)
      MagTek TTL Reader (#21050004)
      MagTek RS232 (Track 2) Reader (#21040075)
      MagTek RS232 (Track 1,2) Reader (#21040071)
    Kantech
      Polaris #POL-2
      Polaris #POL-2KP (with integrated keypad)
    Barantec
      CASM6X2CD (with integrated keypad)

     


    Proximity / RFID Reader

    MCAS is also compatible with a number of proximity (RFID) readers.
     



     

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